Working with People with Dual Sensory Loss in Hospital Settings

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Image: Dual Sensory in Hospital SettingsDeafblind people in Hospital settings will often operate of high levels of anxiety and in unfamiliar environments taking in and retaining information can be difficult.

Struggling to communicate with the range of clinicians and hospital staff can lead to misdiagnosis, unnecessary treatment, misunderstandings and unsolved problems. It is essential that Deafblind People receive clear and accurate information.

This four hour workshop aims to support hospital staff and clinicians to communicate effectively with people with a range of dual sensory loss and have the confidence to identify and support their particular communication and access needs.

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What the workshop covers:

  • Overview of Deafblindness
  • Definitions and Diversity
  • Simulation and Practical Communication exercises
  • Impacts of Dual Sensory Loss
  • How you might Identify a Deafblind Person
  • Communication Methods
  • Communication Techniques
  • Guiding Techniques
  • Wheelchair Communication and Guiding Techniques
  • How to provide accessible information
  • Case Studies in Hospital Environments
  • Support and Equipment
  • Reflection of Current Practice
  • Good Practice Guidelines

Image: Who For?
Who the workshop is for:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Clinicians
  • Health care staff
  • Porters
  • Volunteers
  • Frontline Staff

All workshop participants receive a comprehensive Hand-out and Certificate of Training

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